Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On to the next phase of my life! New Project!

I like this photo..you can see my reflection and the scene behind me in the computer screen!




Sunset from Tallboy on Change Islands

             



First off, isn't this photo incredible?  It was taken from Tallboy, a scenic cliff, on Change Islands which, for many reasons, is my favourite place in the world.  I have seen the sun set from that place and it is breathtaking.  I asked someone to take some shots for me after she mentioned there was a storm and I knew that after a good wash the sky would be full of brilliant colour.   I had a plan for the photos and still do but today was a big day for me. 

It has been a crazy summer for me...too crazy.  I needed to step back a little because I had too many projects happening all at once and wasn't get any of them complete.  So I took a bit of time to figure out where I should focus my energy.  Turns our, the screenplay's the thing!

Today I started to write the screen play adaptation for my novel, The Secrets of Rare Moon Tickle, and as frequently happens, getting started was the biggest obstacle.  In this instance, it was that first, all important, introductory scene into a movie, that sets the stage for the entire film.  I'm dabbling of course.  My work will be remedial at best, awful at worse but guess what, it's that or quit.  Later on I'll do what I can  to get expert help but being a very visual person who wrote the novel as though I were writing a movie, it is going a bit better than I thought.

I started looking through some old photos for inspiration and happened upon these and I knew in an instant how I would begin.  From the end of course.  Duh!  And the musings of Christianna in the opening scene are very much how I see things, but of course there is a lot of me in her as I think happens with your first protagonist.  

With a caveat, that things may and will change and that it is so early in the game, I cannot guarantee this will ever be in the final draft, here are the first lines from the screenplay adaptation of The Secrets of Rare Moon Tickle.

FADE IN:

SUNSET.  AN ELDERLY CHRISTIANNA SITS BENEATH A TREE LOOKING OUT AT THE OCEAN.  SHE IS GOING THROUGH SOME PAPERS AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET.  SHE STARES THEN, AND SMILES AS THOUGH SEEING SOMETHING VERY BEAUTIFUL AND HER EYES LOOK WITH JOY UPON IT.

CC(VO) (Christianna Cormack voice over)


 It has always been about colour for me. Life, I mean. This scarlet sunset, that blue sky, the steel grey of the cliffs here at Rare Moon. I see everything so vividly that perhaps I should have been a painter but instead, I doodle with words.  Even love has a colour for me. Maybe that's why I've written of it my entire life. And perhaps that's why I've been blessed with so much of it. My last and longest love was red like that sky right there, hot, burning, everlasting. But he was not my greatest love. No, there was that time of indigo, my secret lover. The one that I recognized immediately as mine, though we had never met before. Yeah, that is the one that stands out for me, the one that defines me.  I wonder if I feel it still so much because I can never speak of it? It's has never completely ended for me, this indigo love. And just my luck, it is the best seller I can never write because it was just too true to be believed...

FADE TO:

 
Anybody want to watch that movie?  There'll be sex later on!

Cheers Folks.



 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Get Freakin' Happy Dude; A Declaration

Get freakin' happy dude!  Carolyn R. Parsons

 
 
Today I got caught up in a conversation on Face Book (of course) with a person who was bound and determined to impress his particular belief system upon me.  I do not argue religion.  It is not my way.  I believe that the moment you start arguing religion, you stop being religious.  That it is better to stand for something rather than against something.  So instead of arguing the minutia of a dogma that I actually do understand and know, I decided to lay out just that.  This is what came out of that conversation and I thought I would share it somewhat, not to influence or persuade anyone to my personal belief system but just to share.  Here is the post, in its entirety, edited a little to flesh it out and for errors and clarity. I've edited the religion of the person I conversed with out of respect for their beliefs.
 
I believe that I have found my way to my way and it's not *******..not any religion or philosophy.but ..some of the practices are beneficial...I also believe..that it is not my job to concern myself with the beliefs of others, that the best I can do is live my own reality and do so in a way that makes me happy and fulfills me. I am an original and I will not be grouped in with the masses..though I am part of the humanity that surrounds me and I'm one with it in spirit.  I believe that we all are capable of all things...and in any given moment we can claim our right to happiness and find it in an instant. My knowings came to me in a moment. My path is only muddled by the details of life and I choose to wallow in them..the so called..good and the bad..but truth is...I don't believe in good or bad, reward or punishment, heaven or hell, before and after. I'm happy and people see it and that alone causes them to ask how that is to be and I share that I chose my way and that they get to choose theirs. I love people..I LOVE LOVE LOVE people. I send love to the worst of the worst on the planet because I think perhaps if they get some love they'll give some love..I also send it to the best of the best. I choose to do as Jesus did and Buddha did and Muhammad did and Confucius did and Lao Tzu did..and not follow anyone path but mine.  But I humbly declare that if you interpret any violence from my writings or beliefs,  you are wrong, just as I feel those leaders would have declared, had they known what humans would attribute to those masters outside of their message of love.  And last but not least...I never ever ever preach. That is me. I do not ever expect this to be you.
 
I am a work in progress as we all are.  But the simple truth is that my only goal is to be happy.  This is my life.  This is my go around and I plan on enjoying the ride.  If you're gonna puke on this ride..don't get on!  If you're gonna raise your arms and scream and laugh, climb aboard because it's a fun place in my world and you're welcome to join me here.  It is not better than another persons, it's just different and it's the world I've created.  
What I have noticed is this...the people who are in my world, who are on this ride with me, do tend to be happy as well...perhaps I'm sneezing my happy around!

Now..I'm gonna go hula hoop..cheers!




 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why Not Dream?





Why Not Dream?

Why not dream of sunny skies
of butterflies and ever after
drift away to sit on clouds
fly with doves and ride on laughter?

Why pass your days in solitude
melancholy moods or chaotic clatter
protest in angst at all the wrong
and wallow in the lonely bitter?

Why not lay on grassy meadows
without shadows, in imagination
feel the sun, in winter's cold
basking in your own mind's creation?

Why get bogged down in the mire
walk the wire, lash at life
carry signs, all resigned
back bent heavy with your strife?

Why not create, and make silly prose
tied in bows, without explaining
fantasize about how it can be
while sloughing off all complaining?

Why not eschew the status quo
and go where all is not as it seems
escape the certainty of belief
into the reality of your dreams?



All reality begins with a dream~Carolyn R. Parsons